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MKE firefighter charged with drugging wife's tea


MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- A Milwaukee firefighter is facing charges after police say he drugged his wife's tea with an anti-depressant.

Authorities say 43-year-old Michael Dunn admitted to putting Lexapro in his wife’s tea on Saturday to calm her down after an argument about a bill.

Dunn’s wife, a Milwaukee Police detective, says she took a sip and then gave the rest to the couple’s three year old son. She told police she noticed the boy spit a white substance back into the cup and saw that same substance on his lips and chin.

Michael Dunn, a veteran with the Milwaukee Fire Department, is charged with one felony count of placing a foreign object in an edible. If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 18 months in prison and $10,000 in fines.

Authorities say that both mother and child are fine.

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